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Early fourteenth century physics of the Merton school

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with special reference to Dumbleton and Heytesbury
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Until early in this century it had been customary (and in certain writings it still is) for histories of science to speak of Galileo as the father of modern physics as though nothing preceded him, except the downfall of Aristotle. During the first two decades of this century Pierre Duhem devoted untiring energy to the study or "les précurseurs parisiens de Galilée". Among other significant discoveries, he thought that he had found in the theory of 'impetus' defended by Jean Buridan and his...

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Department:
Dominican Friars of the Province of St Albert the Great
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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